Before his retirement years ago, Ocean County artist Tom Doyle was one of the advertising world's real-life "Mad Men," illustrating everything from the "Breck Girls" shampoo ads to album covers.

Now free of the constraints of agency work and freelance assignments, he has become one of the most well-known members of the Pine Shores Art Association and has been chosen as its artist of the month for October.

Doyle's exhibit of 42 portraits and landscapes, including a photo print of one of his four "Breck Girls" portraits, is spotlighted at the gallery located at 94 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin.

Over the years Doyle has won numerous prizes and ribbons from The Pastel Society of America, Ocean County College and the Ocean County Art Guild. He is a regular at the Pine Shores Art Association's portrait sessions and an active member of the art association.

The public can view his works 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30. For more information go to www.pineshoresartassociation.org

Atlantic County

•The paintings of Sweetwater artist Barbara Burdell Maxwell are exhibited at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, throughout October. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•A reception for the "By the Sea" art show by Steve Kuzma will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-1167.

•The opening reception for "Eerie Icons of the Season - Interpretations of Multiple Artists" will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., during Downtown Hammonton's Third Thursday event. The exhibit features paper mache seasonal icons, figurines and photographs by local artists. Call 609-561-2600 or go to www.facebook.com/cascianocoffee.

•The photography of Pam Werner is the featured exhibit for the month of October at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, located at 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information call 609-561-2264, or the Hammonton Arts Center at www.hammontonartscenter.org

•""Summer Wonders," an exhibit by the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through Saturday, Oct. 13, at at the Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. The following artists placed: Oil/Acrylic - Bonnie Cavalier, first place; Carol Skiles, second place; Donna Litts, third place; Watercolor - Terry Hawkes, first place; Monica Kurtz, second place; Marjorie Ewell, third place; Fiber Art - Pat Powell, first place; Mary Archibald, second place; Shirley Schiavino, third place. Go to gallowayculturalarts.org

•Two new fall exhibits are scheduled for the Stockton College Art Gallery through Nov. 17. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. "Perception Shift" will occupy the lower gallery, featuring Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin and Mat Ollig with a short film by the Brothers Quay. A panel discussion will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. www.stockton.edu/artgallery

•Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, will present a group exhibit by the art students from Mainland Regional High School from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17. The gallery will host "Art With A Chance of Meatballs" event from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, featuring a reception for the student artists, a meatball-tasting competition and a lemonade stand to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey - Southern Branch. The students' work also will be exhibited 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro as part of Restaurant Week Kick-off. Great Bay Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.Call 609-653-4991 or go to www.greatbayartgallery.com

•Photographs of Atlantic City boss Enoch "Nucky" Johnson and other Atlantic City icons and landmarks can be viewed in "The Atlantic City Experience: The Roaring '20s," a new exhibit at the Atlantic City Historical Museum, located on Garden Pier, New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Call 609-347-5839 or go to www.atlanticcityexperience.org

•Hammonton Arts Center's juried exhibit, "Takin' it to the Streets," runs through Oct. 30, at the HAC gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave. First place was awarded to Gary Moore of Hammonton; Ellen Locicero of Mullica Hill received second place; and Don Martelli of Sicklerville was the third place winner. Go to www.hammontonartscener.org

•A new exhibit by Phyllis C. London, "18 Collected Images," featuring watercolors, acrylics and giclee prints, can be seen in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit will continue through December. Call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com. Call Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991.

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "Noyes Signature Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 25; "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," through Jan. 27. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•"101 Quilts," new exhibit at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs to Dec. 15. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville. Admission is free, donations accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org

Cape May County

•Richard Stockton College Professor of Art Michael McGarvey will exhibit his wood engravings at Ocean City Arts Center in October. A meet-the-artist reception, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave. and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org

• The Ocean City Fine Arts League opens its new show, "Autumn" with a meet-the-artist and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Art of Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The event is free and light refreshments will be served. The show runs through the end of October. First place was awarded to Shirley Hawthorne for her pastel, "Autumn On the Farm." Second place went to Deb Spinella, and honorable mentions went to Chuck Law and Mary Ann Kline. The gallery is open 10 am. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. All artwork by local artisans are for sale. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Catherine Bosna, Diana Cutchall and Patricia Neville in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, through Oct. 12. Information: 609-770-8261.

•Stan Sperlak latest exhibit, "Rising," runs to Oct. 14 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Call 609-898-7488 or visit www.somagallery.net

•William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor celebrates the fall migration with an exhibit for birders that runs through mid-October. Painters exhibiting include David Ahlsted, Robert Barrett, June Hartley, Ron Orlando, Paula Waterman and Valerie Waywell. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•"The Art of Dr. Seuss and Disney" exhibition at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, through Oct. 15. The exhibit features collectible images by Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), as well as a collection of artwork by 10 authorized Disney artists. After Oct. 15, remaining Dr. Seuss and Disney artwork will be on display through Christmas. Ocean Galleries' Stone Harbor location is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays during the winter. Call 609-368-7777 or go to www.oceangalleries.com

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Barbara Colosi, Lee Hajduk and Jody Swope, in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, from Oct. 13 through Nov. 8. The public is invited to a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14, where the artists will be on hand to discuss their works. The event is part of the Second Sunday gallery walk between the Artists' Coop Gallery, Splash, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Spiritcatcher Gallery, the Mad Batter Restaurant and the Madd Potters Studio on Carpenters Lane. Light refreshments will be served at each gallery. Call 609-770-8261.

•Harbor Gallery's new exhibit, "Raptors," shows the works of local award-winning photographers Tina Giaimo and Don Merwin. Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., in Cape May. All artwork is for sale. A portion of sales will support the Nature Center. Call 609-898-8848.

•Sandra Bloodworth's large-scale portrait exhibit, "Urban Principals," and new watercolor paintings by Samuel Donovan, are featured Oct. 20 to Nov. 25 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, 31 Perry St., Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. A free opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, extended hours to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 609-898-7488 or go to www.somagallery.net

•Call to Artists: The annual Juried Art Show will be held at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout November. Art will be received for judging through Oct. 26. An awards ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 9, the public is invited. Go to www.oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

•"On The Wing," a new exhibit at the Sluice Creek Gallery, located in the N.J Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Goshen, is on display to Oct. 30. The show includes historic illustrations, decorative decoys, bird prints, reed baskets and illustrations, all by South Jersey artists. A portion of sales benefits C.M.B.O. Call 609-861-0700.

•Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall in Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display through December. Call 609-465-6008.

Cumberland County and West

•Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, exhibits "Landscapes and Water Scenes" by painter Tina Madonia, and "Classically Inspired Vessels" by potter and glass artist John D. Marselis, through Oct. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 856-575-0090 or go to www.gallery50.org

Ocean County

•Pine Shores Art Association is co-sponsoring an art show and art history lecture 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. From 6 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to a free Holiday Artist Reception featuring the works of Pine Shores' artists Carol Sapp, Mary Walker-Baptiste, Paul Hartelius, Elaine Burnett, Irene Bausmith, Pat Morgan and Ilomay Pedicini. Their group exhibit will be on display in the library's gallery from November to the end of January, and art is available for purchase. Art History Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University will discuss "Master Artist Henri Matisse: Color, Form and Pattern," at 7 p.m. The event is free, but preregistration is requested. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 609-597-3381.

•Pine Shores Art Association, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, weekly open studio sessions: Sundays: Portraits, 1 to 3 p.m.; Mondays: Portraits, 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays: Artists Helping Artists, 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays: "Do Your Own Thing" 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays: Life Drawing, 7 to 9 p.m. Call 609-597-3557 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org

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